Below is a list of 14 potential takeover targets based on value and the ability to acquire the company. I didn't put a limit on the size of the company, so there are some 'Gigantors' in the list below, but nothing like a Wal-Mart or Microsoft or anything close to it. All of the companies are acquirable and have solid financials that would make them a luring target for some bigger fish in the sea. Not everyone of these will be taken over or any of them at all (if you are someone looking for a guarantee), but the point is to get you started on finding some gem of an idea that could lead to a takeover. Who knows? Maybe your best trade of the year lies somewhere in the list below!
Its worth noting that the list this week has expanded from 11 stocks to 14, with two of the companies listed last time I posted this screen being gone, which means there are five new companies to consider, while nine are carryovers. Of all the stocks below, I still like XL Capital (XL) the best.